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During 19-23 March 2016, Lviv saw the 3rd part of the History Begins in the Family international youth project....

Some day everything comes to an end. Sometimes that's not bad, but sometimes not quite pleasant and feels much too soon....

She was born on July 17th, 1929, in the city of Lviv. She received her primary education at ‘Ridna Shkola’ named after Leo I of Galicia. Yaroslava conti...

Programme of the project activities in Lviv, Ukraine, during 19-25 March 2016...

My name is Agnieszka Gomółka. My grandfather Józef Graboń was born on 17th July 1913, my grandmother Rozalia was born on 8th February 1916. My grandpare...

“Get out of here!” For the journey from Osiek to Grojec we were given one carriage for two families. We weren’t allowed to take anything with us. ...

In August 1943 you were conscripted to the Reichsarbeitsdienst(labour service). What was the course of events? I had completed the last year at the town...

Memories of the past Interview with Józef Boba I am 83 years old. I was born in Polanka. My parents’ names were Franciszka and Jan. And your name is Józ...

I interviewed my grandfather who escaped from East Prussia to West Germany. He told me about his memories of the time before the war and also experience...

My interview with Krystyna Środa about life in the countryside during World War II and her childhood memories....

Zofia Listosz was born in 1951, after the end of the war. In the interview, she spoke about the difficult life under the occupation, which her family an...

I was born in 1933. At the age of seven I went to school. I had just finished the first grade. As soon as I started the second school grade, the war bro...

I remember the moment we passed from the Russian to the German side, because the Germans had taken part of Poland as well. It was in Przemyśl....

The war killed and scattered many Ukrainians all over the world among whom the relatives of Mrs. Dariia Zavoiska appeared to be....

Could you please introduce yourself and tell us about the war? My name is Emilia Kowalska, I am 86 years old. I was ten years old when World War II brok...

Mykola Pavlish wrote a story of his life in five school notebooks. His parents found these diaries in the old grandfather's office. Stories, written by ...

Where did your grandfather live? We live in the historical region, which is called Bessarabia. People, who lived there, were sent to war only in 1944. I...

For obvious reasons, you cannot remember the war yourself, but according to our family stories you are able to tell me about the fates of your parents. ...

He worked on a farm at the beginning of the war. Some of his fellow farm workers and him were once sent to the exhibition of National Economy. The exhib...

Like almost every young person those days, my mom was taken in 1943 from Kyiv to Germany. She was only 19 years old back then. They also took her sister...

Zofia was born after World War II, but her parents told her about their experiences from the times of war. This interview includes stories which she had...

Ukrainian participants about the second encounter of the international youth project...

From January 17 to 21, 1945, the Auschwitz administration evacuated about 58 thousand prisoners into the depths of the Reich. At the same time, the SS w...

There were Fedir Zuyev, Yevdokiya Zuyeva and Nikanor – my uncle. Nikanor died before the war, and his wife became a widow. They had five more children a...

Programme of the project activities in in Oświęcim during 23-30 October 2015....

Zofia Posmysz was born in Kraków on the 23rd of August 1923. When the war broke out she was a pupil at a school of commerce. The new circumstances force...

Occasionally there are some special evenings, when your granny wants to have just a small talk with you, which turns out to last the whole evening. Then...

International Youth Meeting Centre in Oświęcim/Auschwitz (MDSM), Lower Saxony Memorials Foundation/Bergen-Belsen Memorial and Foundations for Freedom, I...

Early in the morning of 28 August, huge final hugs were given in Oldau before the bus set out from Germany, heading for Poland and Ukraine. This was the...

After the outbreak of World War II, the Wehrmacht set up a camp for Belgian and French prisoners of war in huts at the edge of the Bergen Military Train...

Presentation on how to use recording devices in interviews (English)....

Presentation of what is oral history and how it differs from the handbooks on history....

Programme of the project activities in Oldau during 23-29 August 2015....

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